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Mattermark Daily – Monday, February 23rd, 2015

From the Investors

Christoph Janz of Point Nine Capital shows the results of positive and negative MRR churn rates for two hypothetical SaaS businesses in “Why (Most) SaaS Startups Should Aim for Negative MRR Churn

Connie Loizos of StrictlyVC and Kathryn Gould formerly of Foundation Capital discuss Kathryn’s work in VC helping start seed funds and being a woman in Venture Capital in “The Kingmaker in the Background: Kathryn Gould

Andy Chen of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers details the four approaches he believes will help startups increase their volume and quality of applications from female engineers in “How to Grow the Number of Top-Notch Women Engineers at Your Startup

Bryce Roberts of O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures adds a response to a recent post with five reasons why indie.vc may work well for women entrepreneurs in “Bullish on indie.vc

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures highlights three USV portfolio companies he says, ‘demonstrate the ecosystem of businesses and their suppliers’ in “Building Enterprise Networks Top Down

Zavain Dar of Lux Capital argues that as infrastructure matures, technology accelerates yielding diminishing lifespan for ‘the status quo’ and more in “Alan Turing, Theory, and the Diminishing Hegemony of the Status Quo

Semil Shah of Haystack Fund expands on the labor, mobile phones and networks, infrastructure & services, and deployment application layers of on-demand services in “The On-Demand Stack

Jonathan Friedman of LionBird Ventures walks founders through how to ‘build conviction over time’ with their investors and why that will help in the long-run in “How the Right VC Can Help When You Hit a Down Patch

From the Operators

Startup Enthusiast Niv Dror celebrates the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law, dives into the ‘law of accelerating returns’, and the future of technology in “When Exponential Progress Becomes Reality


Aaron Schildkrout formerly of HowAboutWe gives other non-technical co-founders and product leaders an in-depth review of how he learned to lead a tech-driven company in “Leading Without Coding

Eric Jorgenson of Evergreen Business Weekly offers entrepreneurs research resources for learning about direct and indirect distribution strategies in “The Secret Core of Every Successful Business: Distribution

Leo Anthias of TalkToUsers reveals his own pain of building a product for an ‘abstract problem’, then listening to user feedback to build something very different in “Abstract Problems are Dangerous Problems

Josh Holzhaeuser of Betts Recruiting and Joe Milam of AngelSpancover ‘insights on hiring trends’, building a talent pool, and the value of ‘CEO communication’ in “A Time to Hire: How Thorough Communication Supports the Growth Stage

Kevin Rose of North Technologies announces the last build of Tiiny and the qualification process he uses when evaluating new app ideas in “We’re Shutting Down Tiiny

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